Growing up in Mansfield, Victoria, at the base of the Mt Buller Ski Resort, Crawford was first on snow as a toddler,sliding around between his father's legs, and joined the Mt Buller Race Club when he started to compete in Interschools competition.
Crawford first competed internationally on the Europa Cup circuit during the 2014-2015 season, and made his World Junior Championship debut in Valmalenco, Italy, placing 20th.
In 2016, Crawford competed at the Youth Olympic Winter Games in Norway, finishing in sixth place.
Crawford narrowly missed out on a podium at the 2018 World Junior Championships in Cardrona, New Zealand, making it through to the big final, and finishing in fourth place. This result contributed to Crawford being selected for his World Cup debut in December 2018, where he placed 58th in Arosa, Switzerland.
At the end of the 2018/2019 season, Crawford had a career highlight when he claimed bronze at the Junior World Championships in Reiteralm, Austria.
Crawford competed on the Europa and World Cup circuits in 2019/2020, with his best performance coming at the Europa Cup event in Villars, Switzerland, placing sixth.
In the 2020/2021 season, competing at his favorite overseas resort in Reiteralm, Austria. Crawford had a personal best World Cup performance, qualifying for finals in 16th place and finishing the event ranked 13th overall. Crawford also made his World Championship debut in Idre Fjall, Sweden, where he placed 34th.
Crawford narrowly missed out on qualifying for his first Olympic Winter Games in Beijing, China, just falling short on the qualification rankings.
The highlight of his 2021-2022 season was a 22nd place finish in Val Thorens, France, and a Europa Cup fifth place in Reiteralm, Austria, and a first and second place podium performance at a FIS event in Alleghe, France.
Crawford took part in his first World Cup events of the 2022/2023 northern hemisphere, returning to action in Reiteralm, Austria. With two events scheduled at the Austrian resort, the 24-year-old VIS skier finished in 46th and 47th in the qualifying rounds missing out on the round of 32 finals.
Crawford also competed in the second World Championships of his career, finishing in 35th place in Bakuriani, Georgia.
The 24-year-old missed out on advancing to the 32-man final after qualifying in 35th place, completing his run in a time of 1:24.01, 3.7 seconds behind the fastest qualifier, Satoshi Furuno of Japan.
Q & A
Childhood Ambition: My childhood ambition was to never have a real job
Proudest Moment: My proudest moment in skiing would be my 3rd place at the 2019 World Junior Championships at Reiteralm, Austria.
I began this sport .... I began skiing at two years old at Mt. Buller, Sliding around between my dads legs.
Participation in other sports: I used to play Footy ( AFL), Cricket, Tennis and I still occasionally still play Basketball when I have time.
Favourite overseas competition and why: My favorite competition overseas would have to be Reiteralm, Austria. I have had good results there and over the last years I have spent a lot of time there.
Famous relative: My uncle Rob Crawford, was a Formula 1 mechanic in Europe then came back to to Australia to work in V8 supercars as a team manager, leading teams such as HRT, Kmart Racing, HSV Racing.
Sports Hero: Michael Jordan / Ayrton Senna
When I am not training/competing I am: When I'm not competing or training you'll find me either around Mansfield or Jindabyne grabbing some coffee or mounting biking.
Highest level of education achieved: VCE
Sponsors: ASCEND, Sweet Protection, Salomon
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